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Dr Gurmeet Bhabra

056 Gurmeet BhabraSenior Lecturer
BTech (IIT), MS (SIU), PhD (Pitt)

Tel 64 3 479 5124
Office CO 3.38
Email gurmeet.bhabra@otago.ac.nz

Dr Gurmeet Bhabra joined the University of Otago as a Lecturer in 1996. Prior to this he taught as a part-time lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also taught at the Australian National University, Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore in the past.

Gurmeet has published in all areas of finance in international refereed journals such as the European Journal of Operational Research, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Multinational Financial Management and the Journal of Economics and Finance. His paper on Firm Size and the Pre-Holiday Effect in New Zealand won the best paper award at the 6th International Business Research Conference in Hong Kong in 2007.

He is a regular referee for a number of international journals and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Money, Investment and Banking. Gurmeet has supervised over 20 graduate theses.

Dr Gurmeet Bhabra CV (232 KB)

Teaching

  • Convenor: FINC303
  • Convenor: FINC402

Research Interests

  • Empirical corporate finance

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Publications

Bhabra, G. S., Kaur, P., & Seoungpil, A. (2016). Corporate governance and the sensitivity of investments to cash flows. Accounting & Finance. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12221

Bhabra, G., & Luu, K. H. (2015). Growth, governance and corporate payout policy. Accounting & Finance, 55, 659-681. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12070

Al-Maskati, N., Bate, A. J., & Bhabra, G. S. (2015). Diversification, corporate governance and firm value in small markets: Evidence from New Zealand. Accounting & Finance, 55, 627-657. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12069

Bhabra, G. S., & Wood, C. (2014). Agency conflicts and the wealth effects of proxy contests. Corporate Ownership & Control, 12(1), 8-30.

Bhabra, G. S. (2013). Growth, governance and corporate payout policy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2013/programme/

Chapter in Book - Research

Bhabra, G. S., Powell, J. G., Shi, J., & Ze, T. (2002). Financing issues: SME IPO's in China and Australia. In C. Harvie & B. C. Lee (Eds.), Globalisation and SME's in East Asia. (1st ed.) (pp. 95-115). New York: Edward Elger.

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Journal - Research Article

Bhabra, G. S., Kaur, P., & Seoungpil, A. (2016). Corporate governance and the sensitivity of investments to cash flows. Accounting & Finance. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12221

Bhabra, G., & Luu, K. H. (2015). Growth, governance and corporate payout policy. Accounting & Finance, 55, 659-681. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12070

Al-Maskati, N., Bate, A. J., & Bhabra, G. S. (2015). Diversification, corporate governance and firm value in small markets: Evidence from New Zealand. Accounting & Finance, 55, 627-657. doi: 10.1111/acfi.12069

Bhabra, G. S., & Wood, C. (2014). Agency conflicts and the wealth effects of proxy contests. Corporate Ownership & Control, 12(1), 8-30.

Anderson, S. T., Bhabra, G. S., Bhabra, H. S., & Lamba, A. S. (2012). Do corporate bond rating revisions convey information about earnings and dividend changes? Corporate Ownership & Control, 9(3), 373-393.

Bhabra, G. S., Bhabra, H. S., & Boyle, G. W. (2011). Competitive and contagion effects in corporate layoff announcements. Journal of Money, Investment & Banking, 19, 42-54.

Bhabra, G. S., & Yao, Y. (2011). Is bankruptcy costly? Recent evidence on the magnitude and determinants of indirect bankruptcy costs. Journal of Applied Finance & Banking, 1(2), 39-68.

Bhabra, G. S., Bhabra, H. S., & Boyle, G. W. (2010). Leverage and the wealth gains from acquisition program announcements. Corporate Ownership & Control, 8(1), 267-280.

Reynolds, M. P., Bhabra, G. S., & Boyle, G. W. (2009). Cash flow, investment and derivative use: An empirical analysis of New Zealand listed companies. International Research Journal of Finance & Economics, 32, 72-82.

Premachandra, I. M., Bhabra, G. S., & Sueyoshi, T. (2009). DEA as a tool for bankruptcy assessment: A comparative study with logistic regression technique. European Journal of Operational Research, 193(2), 412-424. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.11.036

Cao, X., Premachandra, I. M., Bhabra, G. S., & Tang, Y. P. (2009). Firm size and the pre-holiday effect in New Zealand. International Research Journal of Finance & Economics, 32, 171-187.

Bhabra, G. S. (2008). Potential targets: An analysis of stock price reactions to acquisition program announcements. Journal of Economics & Finance, 32(2), 158-175. doi: 10.1007/s12197-007-9009-z

Campbell, A., Premachandra, I. M., Bhabra, G. S., Tang, Y. P., & Watson, J. (2008). GDP, share prices, and share returns: Australian and New Zealand evidence. Journal of Money, Investment & Banking, 5, 28-56.

Bhabra, G. S. (2007). Insider ownership and firm value in New Zealand. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 17, 142-154. doi: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2006.08.001

Bruce, L. C., & Bhabra, G. S. (2006). Dogs-of-the-Dow contrarian investment: Does it work in New Zealand? International Journal of Finance, 18(4), 4183-4203.

Bhabra, G. S., Ferris, S., Sen, N., & Yen, P. P. (2003). Corporate governance in Singapore: The impact of directors' equity ownership. Advances in Financial Economics, 8, 29-46.

Bhabra, G. S., Powell, J. G., & Jeong, J. (2002). Dividend smoothing and the cross-sectional determinants of corporate payout policy. Advances in Financial Economics, 7, 163-183.

Bhabra, G. S., Powell, J. G., Gonzalez, M. L., & Myeong Sup, K. (2001). Volatility prediction during prolonged crisis: Evidence from Korean index options. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 9, 147-164.

Bhabra, G. S., Bennett, J., & Hislop, K. (2000). Co-movement of dually listed stocks. Advances in Financial Economics, 5, 53-72.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Bhabra, G. S. (2013). Growth, governance and corporate payout policy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Finance Colloquium. Retrieved from http://www.nzfc.ac.nz/archives/2013/programme/

Bhabra, G. S., Gonzalez, M. L., Myeong Sup, K., & Powell, J. G. (1999). Can option traders predict financial crises. Proceedings of the 8th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Security and Financial Markets. (pp. 1-19). Taiwan. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Premachandra, I. M., Bhabra, G. S., & Buchanan, R. (2005). Predicting corporate bankruptcy. Proceedings of the 17th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. (pp. 42). Hawaii: INFORMS. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Bhabra, G. S., Buchanan, R., & Premachandra, I. M. (2004, July). Predicting corporate bankruptcy: Data envelopment analysis as an alternative to logistic regression technique. Poster session presented at the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bhabra, G. S., Premachandra, I. M., & Hoult, R. (2000, July). Predicting management buyouts using Data Envelopment Analysis. Verbal presentation at the 5th Conference of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operations Research Societies, Singapore.

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